On March 26, 2015 the Ministry of Education releaseda revised Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline (PARG) and Community Planning & Partnerships Guideline (CPPG). School boards are expected to amend their existing Pupil Accommodation Review and Facility Partnerships policies to reflect the changes incorporated into the new PARG and CPPG before announcing any new Pupil Accommodation Reviews. The Ministry of Education expects school boards to consult with local communities prior to adopting or subsequently amending these policies. The new PARG and CPPG are effective upon release and replace previous version.
This impacts the proposed HDSB Program & Accommodation Review (PAR) of Burlington High Schools. There is a shift in emphasis toward student achievement and away from considering the impact of closing a school on the well-being of a community and it’s local economy. Continue reading →
UC Davis researchers in veterinary & human medicine have joined together & secured funding to investigate potential links between autism & foal neonatal maladjustment syndrome, especially the level of neurosteroids during birth
Congrats to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Ed Liz Sandals and Liberal MPPs for demonstrating the courage Premier Dalton McGuinty lacked in 2010. Ontario’s physical & health curriculum has not been revised since 1998. There have been many changes in children’s lives over those 17 years, such as the introduction of Facebook, iPhones, Tinder, and Instagram, as well as the HPV vaccine. The new Physical Education and Health curriculum for Grades 1 to 12 is long overdue. Indeed, I brought a motion to the Jun18th Board meeting that passed unanimously urging the Ministry of Education to replace the outdated curriculum:HDSB #14107 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (J. Hlusko)